NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Massachusetts state police and detectives executed a second search warrant at New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez‘s house Saturday afternoon. It was the latest episode in a weeklong search for clues related to the homicide of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old acquaintance of Hernandez.
Hernandez, 23, was reportedly on the verge of being arrested on obstruction of justice charges Friday evening, but he remained free as of Saturday night.
Over 20 law enforcement officials were on site as the investigation of the murder of Odin Lloyd continues.
Authorities arrived at his house at 1:40 p.m. in a small caravan of state police, detectives and crime scene analysts. The state police brought two dogs from the K-9 unit through the house and around the backyard. There were over 20 law enforcement official on site. They stayed for more than three and a half hours before departing with a few packages in tow.
Cops remove bags of evidence from Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleboro, Mass., home.
Hernandez has not cooperated with authorities. He reportedly destroyed his home surveillance system and handed his cell phone over to police in pieces, according to ABC News.
Detectives wearing rubber gloves also searched his white Audi SUV, and a Nissan Juke in his driveway. He had driven around the Greater Boston area in the Audi on Thursday. News helicopters chased him the entire time. When he stopped at Gillette Stadium, Hernandez was told by security officials to leave the team facility.
Aaron Hernandez, who has not cooperated with authorities, is expected to be charged with obstruction of justice.
Hernandez holed up with his lawyer, Michael Fee, in Boston Friday, and Fee came to Hernandez’s house two hours into the search. Neither has commented on the case.
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